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Conference Held on Extension for Strengthening Agricultural Research and Development

Chander Mohan
Chander Mohan

Dr. A.K. Singh, Deputy Director General (Agricultural Extension), ICAR inaugurated the three-day International Conference on “Extension for Strengthening Agricultural Research and Development (eSARD - 2019)” jointly organized by the ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Bengaluru; Extension Education Society, Coimbatore and ICAR-JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Mysuru. His Holiness Jagadguru Shivaratri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji was also present during the occasion.

The objective of the conference was to bring together the agricultural extension scientists, researchers, academicians, professionals, students and stakeholders for a purposeful dialogue for getting the deeper insights into the current dynamics and for drawing the future roadmap for the agricultural extension in the country.

Dr. P. Chandrashekhara, Director General, Chaudhary Charan Singh National Institute of Agricultural Management deliberated on the Value Chain and Market led Extension.

Dr. P. Das, Former Deputy Director General (Agricultural Extension), ICAR delivered the Keynote address during the inaugural session.

Prof. Murari Suvedi, Michigan State University and Fulbright Scholar at IGNOU, New Delhi deliberated on the Global Extension System and its relevance for Indian context. Dr. (Smt.) Govind Kelkar, Senior Advisory, Landessa Development Institute addressed the gender perspectives. The senior officials of ICAR and State Agricultural Universities were also present during the occasion.

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